Porcelain veneers are one of several cosmetic and restorative solutions available at the practice of our dentist, Dr. Neal Edwards, in Riverside, California. These thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored material are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. They are used in many different situations to correct a number of issues within the smile and are a popular choice among patients visiting Neal Edwards DDS who are ready to enhance the appearance of their smile and disguise problem areas.
Porcelain veneers are often used to correct various cosmetic issues such as yellowing, discoloration, cracks, chips, and even minor misalignments. They are best for patients seeking a fast and minimally invasive way to enhance their smile. When taken care of properly over time, many of our patients enjoy the longevity of their veneers, which can sometimes last a decade or longer!
The process of obtaining porcelain veneers typically involves two dental appointments. During the first appointment, Dr. Neal Edwards prepares your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface. This ensures that the veneers fit seamlessly onto your natural teeth and do not appear bulky or unnatural. Precision impressions of your teeth are then taken and sent to a dental lab, where your customized porcelain veneers will be created.
During the second visit, Dr. Neal Edwards will carefully place the natural-looking dental veneers onto your teeth using a strong bonding agent. Any necessary adjustments are made to ensure you are happy with the look and feel of your new smile.
Porcelain veneers require minimal maintenance, as they can be cared for exactly like your natural teeth. This includes brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and attending regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Patients must avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, which can crack the veneers or cause them to come off the natural tooth.
Determining candidacy starts with a consultation appointment at the office of Dr. Neal Edwards in Riverside, California.
Neal Edwards, DDS, FICOI, studied Biology at La Sierra University and earned his dental degree from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where he also followed a mini-residency. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Edwards takes hundreds of continuing education units a year and completed his ICOI Fellowship recently. He is a Team Dentist for the Ontario Reign hockey team - LA Kings’ AHL affiliate.
He loves meeting people and helping them achieve their dental goals.